Open toe knee boots. Seriously, WHY?

Open_toe_knee_boots OK, hands up all the people who live in a climate that makes open toe knee boots a real option. OK, now explain this climate to us, if you don’t mind. Because if we understand correctly, it’s pretty cold – cold enough to require leather knee high boots anyway – but it’s also pretty warm, so your toes definitely need some air. Some freezing cold air.

Nope, we’re still not understanding it. And the fact that people are apparently willing to spend $750 to wear boots like this is something we’re understanding even less, because not only do they seem totally impractical for every kind of weather imaginable, they’re also ugly.

Sigerson Morrison clearly know something we don’t. Unless one of our readers would care to enlighten us, of course?


  • June 3, 2008


    I live in the southern United States and the winters in my area are usually very mild. Women could probably get away with wearing those boots here – especially since wearing boots here is typically just for vanity and not necessity, anyway.
    But that doesn’t change the fact that they are VERY ugly boots!

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  • June 4, 2008


    I live in Eastern Canada (Halifax), and we have had some milder falls in winters, so these could be wearable for some of the year, especially on sunny days.
    However, a mild Halifax fall involves some not-so-mild rainfall/general moisture in the form of mist, haze, thick fog, etc. Your feet would get wet for sure. And I can only imagine the horror that is feeling your feet wrinkle from your toes to your heels as the day progresses. Furthermore, it would be even weirder to feel this while the rest of your foot stays dry. Yuck.
    I do think that boots with cut-off sandals is an attempt at making a clever and not-obvious shoe, if totally impractical (who ever said stilettos were practical, anyways). But why make a cut-out that would look ugly, even on a real sandal. They are the types of granny sandals that are in perma-stock at Walmart. They could have at least picked a colour for it that didn’t accentuate that. Ick.

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  • June 4, 2008


    What they should do is come with a toe flap for those chilly mornings that morph into ungodly hot afternoons. Lifting the toe flap would serve 2 purposes…cool toes, because cool toes are utterly necessary, and a drain for the sweat pouring out of every pore from your knees to your toes. Just pop your leg up and let the sweat pour right out.
    Without the toe flap, these are just silly 😉

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  • July 25, 2009


    ok. i think these would be worn with jeans, and thus would be stylish, not sensible.

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  • May 12, 2012


    Ok wait! I got it! For the practical purposes.. My girlfriend could wear these in winter when she comes home from a pedicure warmer than having to wear flip flops…huh? Huh?… Naw i m not buying it either..I got nuthin..

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